Travel, Cooking, Doing, Eating and Drinking (that about covers it)

Category: Cool

Drinking in the Cloakroom

Drinking in the Cloakroom

During Prohibition, the US saw more than its fair share of speakeasies and alcohol for these joints was smuggled across the border courtesy of Canada (American friends, you are welcome!). Secret knocks, secret doors, secret handshakes and having to “know” someone was all part and […]

Strega Cocktails

Strega Cocktails

Strega! The gorgeous yellow Italian liqueur! What a colour! What a flavour! What a name! If you read last week’s, just-in-time-for-Halloween, Strega post, you might have found yourself at the local liquor store with a Strega bottle in hand.  (If you didn’t read it, you can […]

It’s All About the Olives!

It’s All About the Olives!

If I seem a little tired this week, it’s because I spent most of last week climbing trees. Almost 100 trees to be exact. Was I having a childhood flashback? Nope. I was climbing olive trees. As I’ve mentioned before, in Italy, olive oil is special. […]

A Toast to Corona

A Toast to Corona

Ah, Corona. All who knew you, loved you. A beautiful, friendly Chihuahua and my wife’s constant companion and best friend during a decade-long love affair, we lost her on September 2, one month ago. Fashionista, therapy dog, traveller, foodie, consummate snuggler, bootie-hater and relentless shedder, […]

Meet Me for a Coffee?

Meet Me for a Coffee?

October 1st is International Coffee Day! Sorry, but again I will be the bearer of bad news and let you know that it is not a “real” holiday, so you still have to go to work. I’m sure most of you are thinking “Ummm, Elin, […]

Palio delle Barche (Boat Palio)

Palio delle Barche (Boat Palio)

If you were in Italy yesterday, Sunday, July 30, you would have seen an unusual site on Lago Trasimeno. Lago Trasimeno is the fourth largest lake in Italy. Although it is large, it is a shallow lake which makes it ideal for swimming and boating. […]

Calgary Stampede – Fun & Food

Calgary Stampede – Fun & Food

We are full swing into Calgary Stampede time!  Stampede started this past weekend as it has continuously since 1912! The kick-off parade was the Friday following Canada Day (July 1). You have the next ten days to release your inner cowboy or cowgirl, dust off […]